Coordinator's Comments

  • I have for some considerable time refrained from making comment or updates as there has been considerable activity 'behind the scenes' and I was conscious that any comment could have affected some of the negotiations and events which were taking...
  • Inevitably the Kelling to Lowestoft Ness Second Generation Shoreline Management Plan (SMP2) has reared its ugly head again. This time it takes the form of a consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the SMP2. Whilst this...
  • As can be seen elsewhere on this site North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) have been awarded £3million, under the Pathfinder project, to support communities and individuals adapt to climate change where defences are no longer to be sustained....
  • Many from communities along the North Norfolk coast will remember Elliot Morley when he was Environment Minister particularly when we went to Parliament on the 8th March 2005 to support our own MP Norman Lamb in the Adjournment Debate he won...
  • CCAG was created ten years ago today. It grew out of the deep frustration and fear within the community. Frustration because Government's attitude and approach to the management of our coast seemed to be devoid of any common sense or...
  • It has been extremely interesting watching the televised 'grilling' of Bankers by the Treasury Select Committee over recent days. What occurs to me is the stark parallels which can be drawn from the way the Banks were (mis)managed and the way we...
  • I note with interest the press release from Natural England (NE) covering their decision to appeal the recent High Court judgement re Peter Boggis and the Easton Bavents cliffs. Sean Thomas (Regional Director NE) says the judgement "threatens to...
  • A strategy for promoting an integrated approach to the management of coastal areas in England DEFRA, 6th January 2009 The above link will take you to what purports to be our Government's view on how to implement Integrated Coastal Zone Management...
  • There surely can be few other areas of Government which provide poorer value for money than DEFRA's Flood and Coast Protection (F&CP) department. F&CP now has it's own 'Bermuda Triangle' the three sides of which are DEFRA, Environment...
  • This has indeed been an extremely busy week. Environment Agency On Tuesday 25th Nov I was part of a contingent from North Norfolk which met with Lord Smith of Finsbury, the recently appointed Chairman of the Environment Agency (EA), along with...